2014 Oct 21
Downbeat Reader’s Poll

I am thrilled to have placed 6th in the 2014 Downbeat Reader’s Poll, my first time honored in that category!

Details here.


2014 Jul 16
Amazing NY Times Review of “Floating”

This is one of the best reviews I have ever received.  The CD is #2 at Amazon in Jazz and just debuted at #10 on the Billboard Jazz chart!

Read the review here.

2014 Jul 8
New Trio CD “Floating” Available Now!

“Floating” with me, John Hébert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums is available now from Palmetto Records on iTunes and at Amazon and other fine retailers.  Seven new compositions by me and music by Dietz/Schwartz, Lerner/Loewe and Monk.

2014 Jun 25
New Fred Hersch Fake Book 3rd Edition

There is now a new Fred Hersch Fake Book containing 89 tunes (including from my upcoming CD Floating) written between 1989-2104.

It is available as a PDF download from the Music Page of this website.  Enjoy!

2014 Jun 24
Downbeat Critic’s Poll

I am happy to announce that I have placed #5 in the 62nd Annual Downbeat Critic’s Poll in the Acoustic Piano category, a huge honor.

The full list of winners will be in their August issue.  Cool!

Read more here.

2014 Jun 19
Fred on Facebook!

I have entered the social media world in a big way.

Jesse Markowitz is posting a track from one of my albums or a link every day.  I hope that you will “like” me. 😉


2013 Dec 7
6th Grammy Nomination!

I just found out that I have been nominated for my 6th Grammy Award!  For Best Instrumental Improvised Jazz Solo for my solo on Song Without Words #4: Duet from the duo  CD “Free Flying” with guitarist Julian Lage.

2013 Nov 2
5 stars in Downbeat!

My new duo CD with guitarist Julian Lage just received a rare 5***** rating in the upcoming December issue of Downbeat.

2013 Sep 14
Fred Hersch & Julian Lage: New Duo CD

Palmetto Records is pleased to announce the release of Fred Hersch & Julian Lage “Free Flying”.

Julian is a brilliant young guitarist and this duo CD was recorded live at Jazz at Kitano in NYC.

Available now at Amazon, on iTunes and at Palmetto Records.

2013 Apr 16
Pianist of the Year

Nice news:  I have again been nominated as Jazz Pianist of the Year 2013 by the Jazz Journalists Association.

Check my tour page for upcoming gigs…Happy Spring!

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